IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: prostaglandin-F synthase

Reaction: (5Z,13E)-(15S)-9α,11α,15-trihydroxyprosta-5,13-dienoate + NADP+ = (5Z,13E)-(15S)-9α,15-dihydroxy-11-oxoprosta-5,13-dienoate + NADPH + H+

Other name(s): prostaglandin-D2 11-reductase; reductase, 15-hydroxy-11-oxoprostaglandin; PGD2 11-ketoreductase; PGF synthetase; prostaglandin 11-ketoreductase; prostaglandin D2-ketoreductase; prostaglandin F synthase; prostaglandin F synthetase; synthetase, prostaglandin F; prostaglandin-D2 11-reductase; PGF synthetase; NADPH-dependent prostaglandin D2 11-keto reductase; prostaglandin 11-keto reductase

Systematic name: (5Z,13E)-(15S)-9α,11α,15-trihydroxyprosta-5,13-dienoate:NADP+ 11-oxidoreductase

Comments: Reduces prostaglandin D2 and prostaglandin H2 to prostaglandin F2; prostaglandin D2 is not an intermediate in the reduction of prostaglandin H2. Also catalyses the reduction of a number of carbonyl compounds, such as 9,10-phenanthroquinone and 4-nitroacetophenone.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 55976-95-9


1. Reingold, D.F., Kawasaki, A. and Needleman, P. A novel prostaglandin 11-keto reductase found in rabbit liver. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 659 (1981) 179-188. [PMID: 7248318]

2. Watanabe, K., Shimizu, T. and Hayaishi, O. Enzymatic conversion of prostaglandin-D2 to prostaglandin-F in the rat lung. Biochem. Int. 2 (1981) 603-610.

3. Watanabe, K., Yoshida, R., Shimizu, T. and Hayaishi, O. Enzymatic formation of prostaglandin F from prostaglandin H2 and D2. Purification and properties of prostaglandin F synthetase from bovine lung. J. Biol. Chem. 260 (1985) 7035-7041. [PMID: 3858278]

4. Wong, P.Y.-K. Purification and partial characterization of prostaglandin D2 11-keto reductase in rabbit liver. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 659 (1981) 169-178. [PMID: 7248317]

5. Wong, P.Y.-K. Purification of PGD2 11-ketoreductase from rabbit liver. Methods Enzymol. 86 (1982) 117-125. [PMID: 7132748]

[EC created 1984, modified 1989, modified 1990]

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